Des Moines Commercial Airplane Accident Attorney
Commercial Airliner Accidents in Iowa
The Des Moines commercial airliner injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. have represented victims of aviation accidents, aircraft collisions, and helicopter accidents, as well as the families of those who died in such accidents, throughout Iowa and the United States since 1988. George A. LaMarca is a member of the Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association and is well-versed in the operational and technical aspects of the aviation industry.
Our Des Moines commercial airline accident attorneys understand the complex nature of these cases. We are ready to put over a century of combined legal experience on your side. If you have been affected by an aviation accident, please contact our firm today for the tenacious representation you need and deserve.
Types of Commercial Airliner Accidents
While we tend to think of the worst-case scenario when it comes to commercial airplane accidents—crashes—these incidents actually involve all types of minor and major accidents. Often, people are injured on commercial airplanes outside of devastating crashes, but the impact is no less severe.
Commercial airliner accidents affect thousands of passengers every year. Unfortunately, many of these incidents lead to catastrophic injuries—including burn injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries—as well as fatalities. Equipment failures caused by inadequate maintenance and defective design, pilot error, and air traffic controller error are some of the contributing factors to commercial aviation accidents. In such cases, the liable parties can be held accountable for damages.
What Makes Commercial Aircraft Accidents So Complex?
Commercial airliner accidents are more complex than other types of personal injury claims for several reasons. Commercial airline accidents involve complex federal laws, technicalities related to the manufacture and operational components of an aircraft, and the many parties that may become involved in a lawsuit.
First and foremost is the issue of liability. While an individual party, such as a pilot or parts manufacturer, may have caused the incident, there may be multiple liable parties. The entity that employs a negligent pilot may be held accountable if that company failed to conduct proper background checks, failed to ensure adequate training, or was otherwise negligent. The person who failed to conduct routine aircraft maintenance could be liable, but so could the entity that oversees that individual.
Proving negligence and liability in commercial airliner accident claims is difficult and typically involves the participation of various experts, from accident reconstruction specialists to experts in the field of aviation. When you trust your case to LaMarca Law Group, P.C., you can rest assured that our Des Moines commercial airline accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate the crash or other aviation incident to identify every responsible party.
Types of Commercial Airplane Accident Cases We Handle
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., our attorneys are highly experienced in addressing the complex issues related to aviation accidents.
We are dedicated to assisting victims of aviation incidents and their families, including those affected by accidents involving the following:
- Runway collisions
- Sudden stop injuries
- Manufacturing defects
- Rescue injuries
- Maintenance company errors
- Engine defects
- Wrongful death claims
- Traffic controller errors
- Navigational aid failures
Whether you have suffered an injury from a plane crash or lost a loved one to an aviation accident, you want an experienced lawyer who can help you recover the compensation you deserve. At our firm, we are committed to assisting the victims of commercial airliner accidents and their families, fighting for the maximum compensation they are owed.
Put Over a Century of Combined Experience on Your Side
From our free initial consultation through the resolution of your case, we will be active participants in your recovery. It is important to contact us now, however, as the statute of limitations restricts the amount of time a plaintiff can file a claim after he or she has been injured. In most cases, you only have two years to file your claim, though special statutes of limitations may apply in some instances.
Airlines have a legal obligation to ensure the safety of their passengers by operating with due care and caution. In the event of an aviation accident, a Des Moines commercial plane accident lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. can review your case and propose a course of action. We will work tirelessly in our efforts to see that you are justly compensated for all past and future medical costs, past and future loss of wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, contact LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233 today.
Following a commercial aviation accident, surviving victims and the loved ones of those wrongfully killed may be entitled to certain damages. “Damages” include any economic and non-economic losses a person suffers due to the incident.
For victims, damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Future medical costs and lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Counseling services
- Costs associated with ongoing treatment and in-home care
For surviving family members, damages may include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased prior to death
- Burial/funeral expenses
- Lost income and other earnings provided by the deceased
- Value of household, childcare, and other services provided by the deceased
- Loss of love, consortium, companionship, guidance, and support
The exact damages you may be able to recover will depend on the specifics of your situation. We urge you to contact our firm right away to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
We have dedicated our lives to protecting the rights and futures of injured Iowans. We work to ensure that your case is handled while you focus on your recovery.